A RARE midsummer phenomenon is set to make an appearance next week.
The mysterious double sunset will once again be visible in good weather from several locations in North Staffordshire and West Derbyshire.
Jeff Kent, author of the book The Mysterious Double Sunset, will be leading guided viewings on three evenings, at two different locations – Glutton Bridge near Longnor and Pickwood Hall at Leek.
The Chrome Hill viewing can be observed from Glutton Bridge, on the B5053 just north of Longnor.
Jeff will be leading viewings on Wednesday June 20, Thursday June 21 (the summer solstice) and Friday June 22, firstly gathering at the phone box in Glutton Bridge at 8.15pm and then meeting outside the Flying Horse pub, on Ashbourne Road, Leek, at 9.10pm on the same evening, to observe the occurrence on The Cloud.
The viewings are free but Jeff is asking for donations of £2 to cover his costs.
Spectators should bring with them solar filters, or at least sunglasses, though Jeff will have some filters with him.
Jeff will be giving a talk on the phenomenon before the events and will also be selling the few remaining copies of his Mysterious Double Sunset book.